He understands the game, got good pace, can pass and make good tackles – Man Utd urged to sign best midfielder in the world

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Former Manchester United striker Teddy Sheringham has urged the Red Devils to sign West Ham midfielder Declan Rice.

According to Sheringham, Rice is the best midfielder in the world and is an upgrade on Paul Pogba.

Sheringham told Lord Ping: “He’s got everything a central midfielder needs. He understands the game, he’s got good pace, he can control the ball, pass it, make good tackles and get forward.

“He has the stature of Steven Gerrard in midfield – he’s that dominant now that even when he’s getting closed down, he’s got good pace and power about him that he can get away from midfielders. That’s very unusual to have that in a central midfield position.

“[Declan would be an upgrade on Pogba] because Declan is the best midfielder in the world.

“Pogba is a talented boy, but leads with the wrong character. He doesn’t inspire people around him, he doesn’t inspire his supporters around him whereas someone like Declan does. You want to roll with him, the way he plays the game.”